Ambika G. Bajpayee
Ambika Bajpayee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Northeastern University and heads the Molecular Bioelectrostatics and Drug Delivery Lab. Her interests include targeted drug delivery, bio-electrostatics, cell derived exosomes, peptide and protein-based nanocarriers, and modeling of bio-transport and biomechanics. Ambika received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and also completed her post-doctoral work there focused on developing devices for oral drug delivery to the gastrointestinal tract and investigating disease-related changes in mechanics and permeability of mucosal membranes. Previously, she worked as a medical device engineer on development and FDA approval of orthopedic and dental implants. Ambika is a recipient of the US Department of Defense Discovery Award, National Institute of Health Trailblazer Award, MIT Women of Excellence and Meredith Kamm Memorial Award in Mechanical Engineering. Her laboratory is also funded by other NIH translational awards and the pharmaceutical industry, and works towards bridging the gap between basic science and clinical technologies. She holds a Masters degree from MIT and an undergraduate degree from the University of Delhi, India. Outside of the lab, Ambika loves to spend time with her one-year old new boss, oil paint, play chess, cook and travel to faraway lands.